Features and Ease of Use
bodHOST offers cloud hosting with enterprise cloud technology that focuses on Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hyper-V Cloud. They provide traditional core hosting solutions as well, including Shared, VPS, Dedicated, and Reseller hosting. Starting with their shared hosting plans, you have five cPanel and five Windows plans to choose from. They boast a long list of features including:
- From 1GB to 20GB disk space
- Up to 120GB bandwidth
- Anywhere from ten to unlimited add-on domains
- 99.95% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL with an option to purchase a private SSL
They also provide automated weekly backups. However, you can only scale back to the last backup because backups are cleared automatically from the database every seven days when a new one is generated.
Programmers will also enjoy the plethora of programming frameworks and languages including, PHP, Perl, ASP.NET, CGI, and Zend Optimizer. Beginners are not left out either. Every cPanel plan comes with Softaculous for a quick install of CMSes and scripts. It comes with lots of free plugins and add-ons as well that you can use to set up a website or e-commerce store in minutes.
If you prefer to host on the cloud, you’ll benefit from their resource-on-demand facility that comes with an easy to use management console. With just a click, you can dynamically set up new blank servers or choose pre-configured servers. Also, you can create disaster recovery solutions and backup redundancy across multiple data centers in the U.K. and the U.S. Another plus is that you can easily migrate to their Enterprise cloud from any of the traditional hosting plans.
Pricing and Support
The cloud hosting is a great option, especially if you’re looking to pay for only what you use and shut down as and when needed, because they don’t tie you to any time-bound contracts. On the other hand, the shared hosting plans can run high given the features they come with. Although the bodHost Start-up plan is inexpensive, it doesn’t provide much in disk space and bandwidth.
There is a free trial on the cloud hosting, but there aren’t any free plans or trial on the traditional hosting. On the plus side, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee on all shared, VPS, and reseller packages.
The U.S. based support team is available 24/7/365 via email, a toll-free telephone number, and the live chat on their website. They respond to support queries quickly and got through my requests in minutes; the two representatives I connected with (at different times) were polite and helpful, ensuring I was satisfied with the service. If you want self-support, you can use their rich knowledge base that contains how-to guides and tutorials that cover website and server management.